A television anchorwoman who was shot to death told a former boss she had received a letter warning she would regret turning down a lunch date.

Diane Newton King, 34, was found shot outside her Fredonia Township home Saturday and was pronounced dead a short time later at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Calhoun County Sheriff Sgt. Tom Shedd said Sunday.King, who was married and had a 3-year-old son and a 3-month-old daughter, had anchored the morning news segments at WUHQ-TV in Battle Creek for two years, station general manager Jerry Colvin said Sunday.